Pumpkin Squares with Oat Crust and Crumb Topping

Pumpkin Squares with Crumb Topping
Pumpkin Squares with Crumb Topping. Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 24 Servings
Ratings (9)

The pumpkin filling of these pumpkin bars is spiced with cinnamon and ginger and other spices. The great tasting oat crust is buttery and chewy.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups oats (quick cooking)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (light, firmly packed)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped, or walnuts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (16-ounce can)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (light, packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

How to Make It

  1. Combine oats, flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the baking soda, and the butter; beat until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and press remaining mixture into a lightly buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare the filling. Beat filling ingredients until well blended and smooth.
  4. Spread filling over the crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake 25 minutes longer. Cool and cut into bars.

    *The following can be combined to make pumpkin pie spice:

    1. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    2. 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    3. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    4. 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 178
    Total Fat 9 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 26 mg
    Sodium 100 mg
    Carbohydrates 21 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)